Liechtenstein 1758 thaler Dav-1579

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UBS sale 85, lot 1126
This specimen was lot 1126 in UBS sale 85 (Zurich, September 2010), where it sold for 1650 CHF (about US$1,882 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted,
"LIECHTENSTEIN Joseph Wenzel, 1748-1772 Taler 1758, Wien. Geharnischtes Brustbild mit langen Haaren nach rechts. Rv. Gekröntes Wappen zwischen Engeln die Palmzweige und die Vliesordenskette halten. Gutes vorzüglich." (Liechtenstein, Joseph Wenzel, 1748-72 thaler of 1758, Vienna mint. Obverse: armored bust with long hair facing right; reverse: crowned arms supported by two cupids holding palm branches and the Order of the Golden Fleece. Good Extremely Fine.)
This one-year type struck in Vienna for Liechtenstein is rare and expensive. It was accompanied by a half thaler (KM C1) and a ducat (KM C3). The princes of Liechtenstein are not recorded as having visited their realm until after World War One.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 28.06 g, .833 fine silver, this specimen 28,04 g.

Catalog reference: Divo 62, Dav-1579, KM C2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]UBS Auction 85: Gold and Silver Coins, Zurich: UBS AG, 2010.

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